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Jerry Fox

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Jerry Fox (1937- ) is a Las Vegas, Nevada businessman who owned Foxy Dog restaurant, several gift shops, Lasting Memories camera company, and Vegas Threadz wholesale embroidery company. He was born December 29, 1937, to Abe and Ellena Fox in Los Angeles, California. The Fox family moved to Las Vegas in February 1955, where Abe opened Foxy’s Delicatessen, the city’s first Jewish deli. After graduating from Las Vegas High School in 1956, Jerry Fox worked at Foxy's Deli for about ten years. In 1964 he opened his own restaurant called Foxy Dog, which he later sold in 1975, the same year that Foxy's Deli closed. Subsequently, Fox owned an Orange Julius smoothie store for less than a year and then worked as a taxi driver for four months. From 1978 to 1987, he owned and operated The Tinder Box smoke shop at the Boulevard Mall with Al Levy. After that he opened a retail store that sold slot machines and gaming supplies, called Gambler's Paradice [sic], and a gift shop in the Riviera Hotel called Future Image. After a few years he sold the gift shops and started a business selling disposable cameras to hotels and gift shops. His final business venture was Vegas Threadz, an embroidery company.

Source:

Fox, Jerry. Interview, 2014 November 12. OH-02183. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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